Summer is here and it is the perfect time for fresh, light, and easy meals. The following recipe uses simple ingredients to create a gorgeous, nutrient-dense meal. Featuring the adaptogenic powers of our beloved Suma powder, this recipe provides balanced energy while also being absolutely delicious. Read on for the recipe below.
Recipe + Photography by Silvia Bifaro
For the leftovers
1 + 1/2 Cup of boiled or canned Puy or Beluga lentils
1 garlic clove
1 pinch of chilly flakes
1 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Tamari
1 cup leftover or store-bought hummus
1 Roasted leftover carrot or 1 fresh pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp Suma
Salt to taste
For the Steak
1 Cauliflower head
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Harissa
2 tbsp Tamari
1 generous pinch of salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp smoked dehydrated garlic
Fresh parsley for garnish
- Turn the oven to a 200°C fan and prepare a large oven dish or oven shelf with baking paper.
- Wash and trim the cauliflower, carve the stem's hardest end, and cut out the large, more central part in 4 slices (¾-inch thick). Save separately the florets that are too small or falling apart.
- Mix all the condiments for the steak in a jar, and if necessary, add a spoon of water to make it thinner and spreadable.
- Gently massage the steaks with the mix, drizzle with more oil and leave them to rest in the oven dish while the oven it gets hot.
- When ready, bake for 20 minutes until nicely roasted with golden brown edges.
- While baking, blend the hummus with the roasted carrots/fresh peppers, Suma and smoked paprika. Adjust the salt.
- Heat the oil, tamari, garlic, and chilly flakes in a large pan. When hot, add the lentils. Stir fry on a high medium flame for 5 minutes, stirring.
- Arrange the hummus and the lentils on the plate and top with the cauliflower steak. Garnish with fresh parsley and more Suma if you like.
- Serves 2 as the main or 4 as a starter.
*The florets falling out and the cauliflower's smallest parts can be stewed using the same range of condiments in this steak recipe.
**To speed up the roasting, you can lightly steam the steaks, ensuring they don't overcook or fall apart.